Berry species are economically-important crops worldwide and represent an invaluable source of vitamins and other health-related compounds. Species belonging to the families Rosaceae, Ericaceae and Grossulariaceae provide the most popular fruits, showing a strong diversity in natural and breeding populations as to berry traits (fruit type, size, color, flavor, antioxidant capacity), resistance to a/biotic stress, adaptation to different environment/culture conditions. The small genome size of most diploid berry genera is a remarkable feature for last-generation genomics technologies, molecular genetics and functional studies. This review will cover the literature dealing with molecular research in berry crops, focusing on antioxidant- and flavor-related compounds. © 2008 - IUBMB/IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine
- Clinical Biochemistry
Carbone, F., Mourgues, F., Perrotta, G., & Rosati, C. (2008). Advances in functional research of antioxidants and organoleptic traits in berry crops. BioFactors, 34(1), 23 - 36. https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.5520340104